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Military Culture in Imperial China

Edited by Nicola Di Cosmo

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$28.50 • £22.95 • €25.50

ISBN 9780674060722

Publication Date: 03/04/2011

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456 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations, 7 maps, 1 chart


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction [Nicola Di Cosmo]
  • 1. Law and the Military in Early China [Robin D. S. Yates]
  • 2. Martial Prognostication [Ralph D. Sawyer]
  • 3. The Western Han Army: Organization, Leadership, and Operation [Michael Loewe]
  • 4. The Military Culture of Later Han [Rafe de Crespigny]
  • 5. Military Aspects of the War of the Eight Princes, 300–307 [Edward L. Dreyer]
  • 6. Narrative Maneuvers: The Representation of Battle in Tang Historical Writing [David A. Graff]
  • 7. Tang Military Culture and Its Inner Asian Influences [Jonathan Karam Skaff]
  • 8. Unsung Men of War: Acculturated Embodiments of the Martial Ethos in the Song Dynasty [Don J. Wyatt]
  • 9. Wen and Wu in Elite Cultural Practices during the Late Ming [Kathleen Ryor]
  • 10. Mengzi’s Art of War: The Kangxi Emperor Reforms the Qing Military Examinations [Sam Gilbert]
  • 11. Writing from Experience: Personal Records of War and Disorder in Jiangnan during the Ming–Qing Transition [Grace S. Fong]
  • 12. Militarization of Culture in Eighteenth-Century China [Joanna Waley-Cohen]
  • 13. Military Finance of the High Qing Period: An Overview [Yingcong Dai]
  • 14. Coercion and Commerce on Two Chinese Frontiers [Peter C. Perdue]
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009
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